Alaska Cruise Shopping Tips

I love collecting souvenirs and below are some of my favorite places/items I got during my cruise.

January 4, 2019 UPDATE: While the deals listed below may have expired, make sure you pick up a free shopping coupon book when you board your ship in Seattle, Whittier, Seward, or Vancouver. Here’s an example of the coupon book from 2018.

Skagway
Alaska Shirt Co. – $1.99 bear claws, $0.99 pins, cheapest place to buy bottled water
Corrington’s – 2″ jade bear holding salmon for $11.95, have a lot of nice Alaskan display items
Skagway Outlet Store – Free train wooden whistle (no purchase required)
Liquor Store across from Train Depot on 2nd Ave. – cheapest place to buy soda

Juneau
Alaska Christmas Store – more “Made in Alaska” handmade ornaments than Christmas in Alaska in Ketchikan
Juneau Trading Co. – $0.99 magnets, free bear claws with any purchase
Red Dog Saloon – Free poncho (no purchase required), free coaster w/ $5 purchase, free coin w/ $10 purchase
Alaska Shirt Co. – $1.99 set of black diamond hematite earrings, bracelet, and necklace, cheapest place to buy bottled water
Jade store (also in Ketchikan) – 25% off anything and $10 Circle of Life necklace
Caribou Crossing – $7.95 Alaskan made Forget Me Not earrings, lots of Alaskan made crafts

Ketchikan
Set of 4 crystal ornaments for $0.99 each. Get a free Alaska shirt, gold vial, and ulu from the same stores.
Ketchikan Mining Co – Made in Alaska totem for $29.95.
Dockside Trading – Made in Alaska ulu for $19.95 ($35 everywhere else)
Jade store (also in Juneau) – 25% off anything and $10 Circle of Life necklace

Ketchikan/Juneau/Skagway
Miner’s Gems – inexpensive (but small) Ammolite and Northern Lights jewelry

Tip: If you decide to collect the free coins or free charm bracelet, send a man to fetch the free items at each store to save time. When I went to get a free item, they insisted that they had to show me some pieces of jewelry before they could hand over the free item. When I sent my husband in alone, they never asked him to look at anything and just gave it to him. They probably think they have a chance of selling jewelry to a woman but not a man by himself.

+ Photos of my Alaska souvenirs from July 2010
+ Photos of my Alaska souvenirs from August 2012

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